I’m putting the final touches on my presentation for IDF13 (session #CLDS006) which will look at the emerging networking requirements for new server form-factors, specifically microservers and rack scale architectures.


Microservers contain multiple servers on a single board and are an emerging solution for some targeted data center workloads requiring a high number of low-power processors.  As these servers evolve and new CPUs are introduced (like the Intel® Atom™ C2000 processor family), CPU density is increasing.  At IDF13, I’ll talk about the emerging networking requirements in this category and how the Intel Ethernet Switch family and the Open Networking Platform address these needs.


Another hot topic for cloud data centers is the concept of rack scale architecture systems – which are pre-configured, high-performance data center racks that can be rapidly deployed to meet new workload requirements.  In this part of my talk, I’ll cover how the Open Networking Platform is being extended to provide efficient connectivity within these high-performance systems.


Here’s an outline of my presentation:

•      Data Center Trends

•      New Microserver Solutions

•      Intel® Ethernet Switch Silicon Architecture

•      Rack Scale Architecture

•      Software-defined Infrastructure

•      Example applications and proof points


I hope to see you at my IDF session at 3:45PM on September 11th in San Francisco. You are also invited to my poster chats on Switching for High Density Microservers from 11:30-1:00 and from 3:00-4:30 on September 10th.


If you are still on the fence about the value of attending IDF – or now want to register – I have included some links to the IDF website below.


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More information on the IDF13 keynote:



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